Universe.Jobs Expands to China

Universe.Jobs, the initiative of the .Jobs top-level-domain registry to syndicate job listings across 40,000 geographic and occupational portals, is now expanding to serve the job listings market in China. Universe.jobs was launched in 2011 by DirectEmployers Association and publishes over one million job openings from 120,000 employers. View the new platform at CN.Jobs.

Universe.Jobs, the initiative of the .Jobs top-level-domain registry to syndicate job listings across 40,000 geographic and occupational portals, is now expanding to serve the job listings market in China. Universe.jobs was launched in 2011 by DirectEmployers Association and publishes over one million job openings from 120,000 employers.

The China country-specific version of the Universe.jobs jobs listings network was announced today at Peking University in Beijing, China, where ICANN is holding their 46th regional meeting. The partners in China include CRTV Media, CN Jobs Technology (CN.Jobs) and the China Youth Center for International Exchange. The objective of the Universe.Jobs effort in China is to connect China’s university students with job openings and internships throughout China.

The value proposition of Universe.Jobs is its the most cost-effective method of an employer advertising their job listings on the internet. Universe.Jobs offers a compelling value compared the alternative cost of advertising on an online job board. The easiest way for an employers to have their job listings syndicated across the Universe.Jobs network of portals is to register a .Jobs domain name for your company.

apply for .Jobs domain here.

New Initiative Launches To Help US War Veterans Find Jobs

Over 5,800 .jobs websites led by veterans.jobs are part of a new initiative to help US war veterans transition from active duty to the civilian workforce. This is part of the new Universe.jobs, a network of thousands of occupational, geographic and industry websites designed to help employers distribute their job listings.

A new initiative has been launched at www.veterans.jobs, to help US war veterans find jobs.   Veterans.jobs is actually a portal to over 5,800 .jobs websites that use the Military Occupational Classification (MOC) Crosswalk system to assist military personnel in transitioning from active duty to employment opportunities in the civilian workforce.

The Veterans.jobs initiative is part of the Universe.jobs platform launched by the Direct Employer’s Association to help employers distribute their job postings across thousands of occupational, geographic and industry websites ending in the .jobs domain name.

To see the full press release, see http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/americas-top-employers-launch-initiative-to-help-match-jobs-with-the-unique-skills-veterans-bring-to-the-marketplace-119312254.html

Universe.jobs aims to teach job seekers to use direct navigation for their job search.

Universe.jobs is aiming to teach job seekers how to do direct navigation to look for job openings by entering their geographic location, occupation or industry ending with .jobs into their web browser.

Universe.jobs aims to teach job seekers to use direct navigation for their job search.  A network of over 40,000 websites representing geographic, occupational and industry names will display unlimited job listings for employers.

How much does it cost for a company to advertise their job openings?  The big job boards charge up to $300/month per job opening.    Since companies have job openings throughout the year due to turnover and growth, the price tag can add up.  As a result, many companies do not advertise all of their openings.

A new job listing network called Universe.jobs aims to change all that.  With a single annual fee of less than $150, companies can post an unlimited number of job openings.   Companies do not even need to maintain a careers page on their website.

By signing up for a Posting Account on Universe.jobs, a company’s job listings will be distributed throughout a network of over 40,000 websites representing geographic, occupational and industry names.  All a job seeker needs to do is to enter their city or occupation ending with .jobs into their browser address bar.

New job listing service launches using .JOBS

Employers get a new economical way to publish jobs listings on the internet with universe.jobs

Over 500 leading employers have joined together to create a new free jobs listing service for employers.  Dubbed “universe.jobs” (www.universe.jobs),  the new platform consists of thousands of geographic, occupational and industry jobs sites ending with the intuitive .jobs suffix.  Examples include boston.jobs, nursing.jobs and insurance.jobs.

In order to qualify for the free job listing service, employers must first become certified as employers.  There are currently three ways to do this:

1. Join the Direct Employers Association, the non-profit behind this initiative

2. Participate in a state jobs bank.  For example, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts JobQuest service located at https://web.detma.org/JobQuest/Default.aspx

3. Apply for and register a .JOBS domain name. 

Registering a .JOBS domain name is, by far, the least expensive of the three options available to employers.

The full announcement can be found here:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/top-employers-announce-a-transformation-in-online-recruiting-114084299.html

To register a .JOBS domain, visit EnCirca here: http://www.encirca.com/html/jobs-registration.shtml

.Jobs Poised to Offer New Listing Service for Employers

The .Jobs Registry is poised to offer a new jobs listing service for employers after ICANN’s reaffirmation of their registry service request. To take advantage of this new service, employers must first register a .Jobs domain, such as companyname.jobs.

Employers will have soon have a new option for advertising their jobs listings, provided they have a dot-Jobs domain name.   A proposal by the dot-Jobs registry to distribute job listings to a network of portals was approved by ICANN back in August but was being challenged by job board operators, such as Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com.  The ICANN Reconsideration Committee last week decided in favor of the dot-Jobs Registry.

To take advantage of this service, employers must first register a dot-Jobs domain, such as companyname.jobs.  Secure your companyname.jobs domain here.

For the full decision and rationale from ICANN, you can visit: http://icann.org/en/committees/reconsideration/bgc-recommendation-09dec10-en.pdf

.Jobs Sponsor Responds Charter is Intact

The .Jobs domain moved one step closer today to offering .jobs registrants an innovative new service for recruiting new employees. In a response posted today on ICANN’s website by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), SHRM has succinctly dispelled whether the proposed new service changes the .jobs Charter.

The .Jobs domain moved one step closer today to offering .jobs registrants an innovative new service for recruiting new employees.

The Registry has proposed using generic .Jobs domains, such as city names and occupational names, to help employers promote their job openings.  The idea has been opposed by a coalition of existing job board operators. 

The coalition of job boards have argued that a new service of allocating .Jobs domain names that did not match a company name and displayed content from third party websites changed the .Jobs charter

In a response posted today on ICANN’s website by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Sponsor for .Jobs, SHRM has succinctly dispelled whether the proposed new service changes the .Jobs Charter. 

SHRM’s response is simple and clear: the .Jobs charter remains intact with the new Registry service.

We believe that the decision to approve Employ Media’s proposal for the .JOBS TLD does serve the needs of the international human resource management community. After extensive discussions, the PD [Policy Development] Council was of the opinion that the changes requested by Employ Media would provide useful information sources for those in the Community such as those who are involved in staffing and talent management.

A close reading of the .Jobs Charter ( located here: http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/jobs/appendix-S-06aug10.htm), shows that there is no language in the Charter restricting .Jobs registrations to the names of a company or limiting content to that of a single entity. 

Although allowed by the Charter, these restrictions were in place as a result of operational policy determined between SHRM and Employ Media, the registry operator for .Jobs.  Policy that SHRM and Employ Media are empowered to change as long as they are consistent with the Charter.

The straighforward response to ICANN from SHRM is here:  http://www.icann.org/en/committees/reconsideration/shrm-answers-to-bgc-questions-12nov10-en.pdf.

Hopefully, the ICANN Reconsideration Committee moves quickly and decides in SHRM’s favor.  If they do, it would be another vote for encouraging marketplace competition, along with ICANN’s recent decision allowing cross-ownership of registries and registrars.

 

Tom Barrett

EnCirca

.Jobs receives green-light for expansion

.Jobs is poised for a dramatic expansion. The potential benefit of owning a .Jobs domain name will increase exponentially.

ICANN last week approved a request from the .Jobs registry for a phased allocation program for non-company names.   This includes industry, occupational, geographic and generic .Jobs domain names.  

The first phase of this process will be a series of RFPs that are intended to be processed in distinct rounds. The purpose of this process is to provide third parties the opportunity to engage the .Jobs registry, Employ Media, regarding potential opportunities in the allocation of these names.

As a first step, companies are invited to submit a non-binding Expression of Interest (EOI) with the .Jobs registry.  These EOI’s are intended to be high level business concepts on how these domain names could be developed either individually or in bulk in ways to serve needs of the international human resource management community as defined in the .JOBS Charter.

The Expression of Interest (EOI) period is already underway and is intended to run through Tuesday, August 24, 2010, with an intended start date of the Request for Proposal (RFP) period beginning soon thereafter. It is not a requirement to submit an EOI to participate in the RFP.

More information is available at http://www.rfp.jobs.

More on the EnCirca’s .Job page at http://www.encirca.com/html/jobs-registration.shtml.

New Job Listings Network Proposed for Employers

Companies may soon have an innovative way to advertise their job listings on the Internet, according to a story published by the Associated Press (Pioneer of online job search starts over again)


The proposed new service would distribute job listings to thousands of web portals aimed at job seekers.  The initiative would be led by the Direct Employers Association, a nonprofit consortium of leading U.S. corporations. The new service would use over 30,000 regional web addresses, such as boston.jobs and newyork.jobs and occupation-specific addresses, such as architect.jobs

Any company that owns a .jobs domain name could then list their job openings on these regional and occupation-specific web portals for free. This proposed portal would offer tremendous cost savings over advertising on traditional job boards, as companies can have all their job listings featured for the retail price of a .jobs domain name – about $115. This would represent enormous value for companies that need to watch their expenditures, but still need to attract the best candidates.

Stay tuned to see if this becomes a reality.  For more information about securing a .jobs domain name, visit: http://www.encirca.com/html/jobs-registration.shtml